If you follow my Instagram feed or Facebook page you’ve probably seen me sharing pictures of the awesome science activities my son has been doing lately. (and if you’re not following those feeds, what are you waiting for??)
Attention! There are coupons at the bottom of this post!
These lab kits are from an awesome company that I just LOVE sharing, Groovy Lab in a Box! We stumbled into Groovy Lab in a Box on accident. Mister Man is the epitome of a hands-on learner and we wanted to get him a subscription box for his 10th birthday last year. Groovy Lab in a Box was actually not our first choice. Instead, we chose a box from another company that looked great and was a few dollars cheaper. Unfortunately, the box we picked was anything but great. In fact, the box was so not great that my son cried on his birthday because the kit he received was impossible to put together, and customer service was a nightmare. I canceled our account the day we opened the first box and my son went to bed without a birthday present.
We decided to replace that box with Groovy Lab in a Box and what a great decision that was! My son LOVES Groovy Lab in a Box and eagerly awaits each shipment. Want to see Groovy Lab in a Box in action? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some videos 🙂
Why we LOVE Groovy Lab in a Box
1. Multiple projects
Each kit comes with everything you need to do 3 or 4 projects. The first project is an introduction to the topic and rather simple. The next projects are a little more complicated, each building on the lessons learned in the last one. Each booklet (more details on that in a bit) presents a problem for your child to solve through the projects. While the projects are cool, you’re also given lots of extra supplies for your child use what they learned create their own solution to the posed problem.
2. Everything is included
When I say everything I mean EVERYTHING. Need a black marker? It’s in there. A ruler? Yup, it’s in there too. Everything.
3. The Booklet
Each kit comes with a 20+ page booklet. This booklet contains so much good stuff! Directions for the projects, sure, but also definitions and ideas and conversation. It’s written to the child’s level without being condescending or “dumbed down”.
4. It encourages independent learning
My son is 10 and has no problems completing the first two projects with minimal supervision. He’s on his 5th kit now and knows how to measure, cut, and follow the written directions well. He does need more help for the bigger projects, but I usually just sit beside him and help when he asks for it.
5. Beyond…in a Box
In each booklet you’ll find a password to unlock even more learning online. I admit that my son doesn’t really enjoy being on the computer so he doesn’t use this aspect every month, but the times he has used it I was impressed with the content of the web materials.
So, do you think you’re ready to give Groovy Lab in a Box a try?
You have a few options.
Option #1 – subscribe for monthly delivery. Click here to get $10 off your first box! (monthly boxes start at $24/month when purchased in advance)
Option #2 – buy one box at a time. Click here to look at the single box options, and use the code GROOVYDUO to save $5 on the Single Box Duo (two single boxes!)
At a Glance:
Parental Involvement: moderate to heavy
This is not a sponsored post. This is a product I purchased on my own and decided to review.
Meg Grooms is a decades-long secular homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle, currently calling Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.